There is a new, very interesting report on Decaturish that CSD is growing so fast that it is considering leasing space from other area school systems. Namely Atlanta or DeKalb.
Additionally, if enrollment continues at it’s current rate, the only other options are ones we’ve floated here in the past, that likely wont be very popular. It seems that Dr. Edwards agrees. From Decaturish…
Edwards said there are other alternatives if the rental idea doesn’t pan out, but they probably won’t be popular.
One idea is implementing split shifts, meaning that the system will educate one group of students in the morning and another group in the afternoon. The system could also add even more portables. Or it could explore becoming a year-round school system where a portion of the student body is out of school at any given time during the year.
It might not be popular, but as has been pointed out here previously, for that reason it might just be the one thing that can slow the enrollment growth.